$$ Olga Theresa Gupta, MD Assistant Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center
UTSW Physician Practicing at Children's Health
Olga T. Gupta, M.D., is a board-certified pediatric endocrinologist at Children’s Health℠.
Originally from Maryland, Dr. Gupta attended college at Duke University, where she studied biomedical engineering in addition to her pre-med studies. She earned her medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco and completed her residency training at Duke University. She completed her pediatric endocrinology fellowship training at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Gupta has a particular interest in the care of children affected by obesity and diabetes.
Dr. Gupta has nineteen years’ experience in pediatrics, with special interest in severe obesity, diabetes mellitus and hypoglycemia. She is an assistant professor of pediatrics at UT Southwestern and serves as the medical director of the Center for Obesity and Consequences of Health.
Dr. Gupta is a member of the Endocrine Society, the American Diabetes Association, the Pediatric Endocrinology Society, and the Behavioral Research in Diabetes Group Exchange (BRIDGE). She also serves on the editorial board for the Metabolic Syndrome and Related Disorders journal.
Dr. Gupta has earned multiple grants from the National Institutes of Health to study obesity, diabetes management and metabolism. Her current research examines lifestyle, genetic and biochemical factors that affect obesity and insulin resistance as well as improving diabetes management. Her research has been cited in The New York Times in the article titled Pet Care Can Help Children Manage Type 1 Diabetes.
She is a published physician in numerous medical journals including endocrinology and diabetes journals. Dr. Gupta is also an invited lecturer around the globe and has presented at the annual meeting of the American Diabetes Association.
Dr. Gupta lives in Plano with her husband and 2 children. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, dancing, cooking and watching Duke basketball games. She maintains her health by running several days a week and drinking green smoothies.
Listen in as Dr. Gupta discusses the benefits of healthy food choices and exercise.
Education and Training
Medical SchoolUniversity of California San Francisco Sch of Med (2000)
ResidencyDuke University School of Medicine (2003), Pediatrics
FellowshipChildren's Hospital of Philadelphia (2006), Pediatric Endocrinology
Conditions & Treatments
Research & Publications
- What causes the insulin resistance underlying obesity?, Hardy OT, Czech MP, Corvera S Curr Opin Endocrinol Diabetes Obes 2012 Apr 19 2 81-7
- Effects of a multicomponent wellness intervention on dyslipidemia among overweight adolescents., Hardy OT, Wiecha J, Kim A, Salas C, Briceno R, Moody K, Becker J, Glazer G, Ciccarelli C, Shi L, Hayman LL J. Pediatr. Endocrinol. Metab. 2012 25 1-2 79-82
- Body mass index-independent inflammation in omental adipose tissue associated with insulin resistance in morbid obesity., Hardy OT, Perugini RA, Nicoloro SM, Gallagher-Dorval K, Puri V, Straubhaar J, Czech MP Surg Obes Relat Dis 2011 Jan-Feb 7 1 60-7
- Accuracy of [18F]fluorodopa positron emission tomography for diagnosing and localizing focal congenital hyperinsulinism., Hardy OT, Hernandez-Pampaloni M, Saffer JR, Scheuermann JS, Ernst LM, Freifelder R, Zhuang H, MacMullen C, Becker S, Adzick NS, Divgi C, Alavi A, Stanley CA. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2007 12 92 4706-11